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Monte Cristo

[mon-tee kris-toh] /ˈmɒn ti ˈkrɪs toʊ/
a sandwich containing slices of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese, dipped in beaten egg and fried until brown. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • No ingots or dollars were here, to crown me the little Monte Cristo of a week.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • Now you know how that Monte Cristo carried on after he'd proved up.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • A long-range four-gun naval battery was established on the western slopes of the Monte Cristo ridge.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Winston Spencer Churchill
  • It was about a person named Monte Cristo, who was a count, and who could do anything.

    A Boy's Town W. D. Howells
  • They also flashed to Monte Cristo a message—a deplorable message—full of their despair and despondency.

  • Monte Cristo has something to say of the charms of Normandy.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
  • Furious that he had not been avenged by his son, Morcerf rushed to the house of Monte Cristo.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • Never did Monte Cristo with all his wealth sleep in such luxury as that.

  • They call it Monte Cristo; pay runs eight dollars to the pan.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Contemporary definitions for Monte Cristo

a sandwich of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese between batter-dipped grilled or fried bread and served with jelly, mustard sauce, syrup, or powdered sugar; also written Monte Cristo sandwich


They made the Monte Cristo with apple butter and served it with maple syrup.

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